Second post of the day to show you some very quick and easy cards I made yesterday. It took me only an hour to make these two sets of 4 cards each. (Do I need to throw in there that it was another snow day? This time it was due to ice. Better safe than sorry. Repeat repeat repeat! )
I cut my large watercolor sheet into 4 and sprayed the top half. I must say, I did it so that it would be quicker than using my brush but I am loving the bleed effect it had. Then I went through and added my watercolor to the sprayed area, keeping in mind that I wanted to die cut the Simon Says Stamps hello word die out later. I then used my heat gun to dry all four sheets, ran it through my Big Shot with the die. I also die-cut the word die out of white card stock so that I could do some in-laying later.
I then adhered my watercolor sheets to my card base along with the white card stock. Since my paper was rather warped from the watercolors, after I had everything glued down, I ran it through my Big Shot again with just the acrylic plates to flatten everything down - it's also a great way to make sure those pieces all stick!
Finally, I added some water drops using Crystal Effects. That probably took the longest as I left it to dry overnight. It was more subtle than I would like but there you have it - 4 quick cards.
With all those lovely hellos cut out of the watercolor wash, I used my large stitched die from MFT Blueprints 15 and a chevron embossing folder to make another set of cards - even quicker than the ones above. Best of all - no waste!
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